Streptosolen genus (Firebush). This genus consists of one species, with alternate simple leaves. The flowers are grown in clusters of brightly coloured, long-tubed, funnel-shaped flowers.
Grown for its flowers.
They are frost tender, min 7-10C and they are best grown in full sun with shelter from strong winds. You will need to grow in a light, well-drained soil that is enriched with organic matter. After flowering or in spring, remove flowered shoots and tie in new growths.
You can propagate from softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
Red spider mites.
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